Public Health Data Inventory

Nebraska Birth Defects Registry


All infants from newborn to one year of age who have a diagnosis code which falls into the ICD9-CM range of 740-759, are a Nebraska resident at the time of birth, and weigh at least 500 grams are to be included in the Nebraska Birth Defect Registry.  

Type of Data

The data are population-based for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

This electronic submission by the hospitals may be daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually depending on the hospital. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services staff is responsible for the accuracy of the data and to make sure that the data links as it should. The data collection started in 1973.

Related Links and Reports

Vital Records Partner Information Regarding Birth Defect Anomalies Reporting

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Vital Records
1033 O Street, Suite 130, PO Box 95065
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5065
Phone: (402) 471-0354

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